is about a remote area in west central British Columbia, Canada
called the West Chilcotin. Surrounded by numerous glacial mountain
ranges, alpine lakes teeming with wild Rainbow Trout, and full
of wildlife. Living here goes from no running water or electricity
to spacious log homes with all the conveniences and without
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received an unbelievable rainstorm last night. Not that
it was a hard downpour most of the time, but it was steady
and lasted for hours leaving us with 3 1/2 cm or well
over an inch of rain. That's lots for us! The beauty
of it is that it reduced the forest fire risk substantially
and should carry us over for a couple of weeks, even if
we do get some really hot weather.
A big trough up from the south parked itself over us as
well as the lower mainland and was supposed to bring severe
thunderstorms to most of central BC. I don't know how
Prince George and Williams Lake made out but it didn't
look good on the radar pictures.
Our skies today have been alternating between big,
black, evil looking clouds and a little sun with
cool temperatures getting no higher than 16C or around
65 degrees. Suits me if it stays cool until we leave.
It means a lot less work getting everything watered in
and reduces any forest fire danger. It should be pretty
good fishing out on Nimpo Lake with this weather and I
have seen a few boats out. Yesterday we watched a family
of four otters in front of our place swimming toward the
middle of the lake. They were rolling constantly so I
don't know if they were fishing or just traveling. Looked
like they were having lots of fun in any case. Of course,
they always do.
I'm not too sure how well it's going to work keeping
up on the blog while we're gone. I'll be taking
the laptop computer with me and will probably keep everyone
up on how northern BC and the Yukon is doing as I did
last year while we were in Alaska. But since we're traveling
with friends that like us, prefer treed campsites over
those gravel pits they call RV Sites, I may not have a
lot of Internet access. In which case, I guess I'll just
have to relax and be on vacation. Aw, gee....
As a result, rather than starting a new week as I should
have, I'll just keep plugging away on this page until
we go. Then switch to uploading from a new page on the
laptop. I've got to get the new camera software uploaded
onto the laptop and see how that works out. If it doesn't....well,
back to the old camera. Wish me luck on that one.
The mosquitoes are easing up a bit around here so
now might be a good time to come for a visit to our area.
Especially after we leave. I expect most of them will
follow us up north. lol. Actually, we should be hitting
right at the prime of mosquito season up there because
it will just be warming up to those perfect temperatures
they like so much. Whitehorse and the Southern Lakes region,
one of the areas we'll be heading to, has had a cool,
wet summer so mosquito breeding season should be at it's
woke up today to a lot of smoke in the area. I'm
really not sure where it's coming from but there are a
couple of large fires several hundred miles away from
us including a huge one just south of the border that's
brought smoke clear up to Vernon. Whether it would make
it's way this far north is hard to say. At daylight it
was so foggy you could barely see the lake from our front
window and later in the morning it was strangely still
with the water looking gray and glassy and not a breath
of wind. You could see the mountains but even the trees
on the far shore were slightly obscured by smoke. A breeze
has pushed it all out now locally but it's reminiscent
of the 2004 forest fire year where every day was hazy
Our air is normally very clear but because we're on the
Chilcotin Plateau and ringed by mountains, smoke from
miles away can be trapped in the region on still days.
Still, we're much better off than those folks in Phoenix,
Arizona that got hit with that monster dust storm that
we saw on the news yesterday. I'll bet there was more
than one soldier living there that's been in Iraq and
thought he'd been stuck back in a bad dream.
Our temperatures haven't been too bad the last few days,
with today being around 20C or about 70 Fahrenheit and
we've had lots of cloud cover and a touch of rain. We're
supposed to see cooler, unsettled weather through the
weekend which more than suits me. Our friends, the mosquitoes,
feel the same way. Rotten little vampires....
I've decided that the world has come to a sorry state
these days. We watched a piece on the news last night
that talked about the present economic climate and that
eventually the boom bubble has to burst. There's no question
in my mind that it will happen, it's just a matter of
when. For some time now I've been seeing the same
economic indicators that led up to the bust in the early
eighties and if it comes, it could be much worse
than it was then. Far fewer people are putting their money
into savings and far more people, particularly young people,
are deep in debt. I knew of more than one person in 1981
that was forced to drop the keys to their house on their
banker's desk because they couldn't afford the high interest
rates. It wouldn't take much of a hike in mortgage rates
to cause the same thing now.
Most shocking to me were the on-the-street interviews.
Most people interviewed knew what a recession was and
many of the older people had lived through the Depression.
But some young people, when asked, had no idea what a
recession was. How the hell can you not know what
a recession is? Don't they teach world economics
in school anymore? Don't parents discuss any of that with
their kids? I realize I sound old and cranky, but I'm
really not. Well, cranky maybe. But I remember my Dad,
who was considerably older than my Mother, telling me
about what it was like to live through the Depression.
And although I wasn't that old during the recession in
the early 80's, I still remember pounding the pavement
day after day begging for a job. It got so bad that I
would tell a potential employer that I would work for
free for two weeks and if I didn't work harder than any
person in their employ, they could fire me without me
taking a plugged nickel in pay. Still no job because everyone
else was in the same desperate circumstance. Only
a couple of years previous to that you could quit one
job, walk across the street and have another within an
hour. Much like it is in the western provinces
in Canada today.
Many of the folks that lived through the Depression developed
frugal ways and pumped as much money as possible into
savings or into paying off a home. Going through a recession
tends to do the same to you. But I guess it's been just
too long in the past now and too many people have forgotten.
If we get another recession, it will be a rude
wake up call for a lot of the young people out
there now who have maxed out their credit cards, hold
a mortgage on a house they can barely afford, owe on their
two brand new SUV's sitting in the garage along with all
the other good toys, and are still paying for their $25,000
wedding. I've been expecting an economic downturn for
some time, especially in view of the massive amounts of
money being poured into the Iraq war by the US, and will
very surprised if it doesn't come. It's an unfortunate
rule of physics that what goes up, must come down.
But I could be wrong. I have been before. I just hope
I am, for the sake of all those young people out there
who's teachers and parents forgot to teach them the basic
rules of economics. Handing a kid a credit card when they
turn 12 or a brand new vehicle when they graduate from
school doesn't teach them a lot about the value of working
for what you get and the value of saving.
know the old saying of, "If you don't like the weather
wait five minutes?" Well that saying has certainly been
holding true the last day or so.
Some clouds rolled in yesterday but then it cleared off
yesterday evening and proceeded to heat up again. Last
last night, I was surprised to see that it was spitting
rain. And this morning we had a pretty good downpour,
which was great. Of course the mosquitoes thought
so too. I figured we were finally going to get
a bit of a break in the weather with some moisture and
a nice cool down. But suddenly, the low, heavy overcast
has been whisked away by an east wind, the sun is shining
and it's starting to heat up again, all in a matter of
minutes. The big high pressure system that's been holding
over the province for the past week and bringing hot weather
throughout is supposed to be breaking down, allowing a
couple of lows spiraling off the coast to bring moisture
in. Who knows if that will apply to us. Vancouver is predicting
clouds and showers for the next week so hopefully we'll
get it too. I would like to see a good cool down and lots
of moisture for the next week.
We're scheduled to leave next week to head up to northern
BC and the Yukon for a couple of weeks. However,
if there's a high danger of forest fire in the area, we
won't be leaving. We're fortunate to have good
friends looking after our place, but it's hardly fair
to expect them to stick around to keep everything watered
down if a fire gets close.
We haven't heard much about the fires lightning strikes
to the east of us caused on Friday. We finally turned
the radio off because it was going constantly but I imagine
the attack crews spent yesterday mopping up. We haven't
been out anywhere so I don't know if there are any big
fires, or not.
Monday, July 16.
I didn't get this loaded up yesterday so I thought I would
add to it very quickly today. Our weather is definitely
heating up again after having that nice little moisture
We're lucky, because we're still getting some broken cloud,
slowing the heat from the sun a bit, but the rain we got
the other day simply served to make it very muggy and
There was a mist on Nimpo Lake this morning because it
actually cooled down to only five degrees above freezing
last night. For all I know, it may have come very
close to freezing away from the lake.
I spoke to one fellow today that did very well fishing
on Nimpo Lake, while friends did equally well on Charlotte
Lake and Baby Charlotte. Strangely, we got nearly
got skunked on Saturday after that big wind. The lake
was stirred up pretty badly from the waves and there was
a lot of bits floating in the water that would have slowed
fish from seeing bait. Fortunately, Andy pulled in a couple
of nice little pan fries as we were coming back in, giving
us enough for supper last night. I figured the fishing
might have slowed down a bit with that week of high temperatures,
but apparently not.
Our wild flowers are breathtaking this year. I'm assuming
that all the moisture this spring and early summer, and
then the hot spell, have provided perfect growing conditions.
I don't know that I've ever seen our flowers so
vibrant and all blooming at the same time. Even
the wild rose has gone overboard in the 'showy' department.
Those same conditions should be providing an excellent
berry crop this year as well. I've already noticed that
the wild strawberries are coming on and the raspberries
shouldn't be that far behind. It's a good year to
be a bear.
Fire Season Has Started
a vengeance! Welcome to Friday the 13th!
Our day started out sunny and hot as usual but by early
afternoon thunderheads were building and suddenly
a really high wind came up that started blowing things
over in a serious way.
One of the local planes landed into the wind, thumping
through whitecaps in our bay, but didn't dare try to turn
around to head to its base because the wind was
violent enough that I think it could have easily flipped
it. It would probably have worked to try to continue
forward into the shelter of one of the islands until the
wind died down but instead the pilot let the wind push
him back across the bay until he was in a sheltered enough
spot to get turned around and motor home.
It must have been quite an experience for the passengers
on board to be getting pushed backward through the water
in a plane that has no reverse until they could get to
a safer spot.
One of the boats went out, probably to see if he could
help in any way and I figured he was going into
the drink for sure the way the waves were hitting him.
I heard one loud thump and thought he'd bought it since
he was behind some of our shoreline trees and I couldn't
see him, but it wasn't him after all. Instead, one
of our green trees went down.
Andy had moved his truck this afternoon because we figured
for sure that Sad Sack would be going down in the wind.
That's the sorry looking pine next to the house that's
been bent over pretty badly in the wind before. Unfortunately,
it wasn't Sad Sack, but rather another tall young pine
that actually had branches all the way up its trunk and
was probably one of our favorites. It had been sheltered
by a huge pine that was killed by beetles and so probably
didn't have to develop much of a root system. While most
of the pines that had been crowded in our yard grew tall
and skinny with no lower branches, this one had the potential
to grow into a really nice tree eventually. That
won't be happening now but it was a good thing the truck
had been moved or it would have landed right on top of
We've been listening to the radio channel used by the
Cariboo Fire Centre and all afternoon bird dogs,
look out towers and helicopters already bucketing fires
have been calling in new fires caused by lightning strikes
to the east of us. Huge storm cells had been building
between us and Williams Lake all morning and developed
into numerous storms driven by high winds. Fires started
by lightning have the potential to get out of control
in a hurry with winds that have been gusting between 30
and 50 miles per hour.
I've long since lost count of the number of new
fires that have been called in since we turned on the
radio this afternoon but there seems to be one
every couple of minutes. I've been writing down the coordinates
for some of them but the closest seems to be around Punky
Lake in the Itcha Mountains to the east of us. Since we
have driving winds out of the west, it will keep pushing
the storms and fires to the east and we shouldn't
have a problem unless one starts west of Anahim or Nimpo
Lake. We only heard one thunder clap locally and
the weather doesn't really look like it will develop into
the thunderheads carrying lightning associated with the
storms farther east. We hope.
no smoke yet so that's a good sign. We've ranged from
about 29 to 31C or 84 to 87 degrees Fahrenheit temperature
wise today with a bit of a breeze and lots of sun. Some
high haze started moving in this afternoon and even a
little puff of cloud here and there helps to block the
heat a bit. So far nothing has developed into the
thunderheads that can so often up our fire danger.
They showed on the news that although the Vancouver area
is starting to cool down, the central regions, which includes
us, will continue to heat up for the next few days. I'm
a little tired of the heat. We really needed some heat
and to dry out a bit but this seems to be a bit too much
of a good thing. We're especially noticing the loss of
our pine trees this summer because our little mini forest
did a pretty good job of protecting the house from the
western sun. I think I know now where I'm going to plant
those maple seedlings I've been nursing along.
I got the pleasure of playing tour guide today to some
ladies that wanted to see Hotnarko Falls. I finally got
to go in there and take pictures with a blue sky and some
nice contrast. The falls have probably less than
half the volume that they did when I first saw them this
year. It's really a shame because I would have
liked our visitors to see them in their full thundering
glory but they were still suitably spectacular. I did
manage to find out from a local friend that the canyon
at the foot of the falls is indeed the beginning of the
Precipice. It certainly is a unique geological feature
and if I ever find out there's a geologist visiting the
area, I'm going to nab him and get an education on exactly
how those canyons were created.
We finished up our circle tour at Eagle's Nest Lodge
on Anahim Lake. Aside from having a spectacular
dining room and varied accommodations, they have a really
nice boutique/gift shop that's a must stop for anyone
visiting the area. You can find out more about the gift
shop at Businesses
and Shops on
I was just checking out today's fire map for the
province and you can see the extreme danger building in
some areas. If you would like to check that out
you can go to BC
Fire Danger. I believe it's
updated each day. It's an interesting map to follow this
time of year and always a relief to see we're still in
the moderate to high section of the province.
Today's map is quite a contrast to that of the same date
a month ago. You couldn't have started a campfire with
a blowtorch and a prayer. Now, nearly overnight, several
parks throughout the province have banned campfires and
in some cases even briquette fires and smoking.
Hot spots are still being reported at the site of
the forest fire north of Anahim Lake that burned last
year. Most of the flare ups are in the center
of a charred landscape and pose no danger of spreading
but it does emphasize the fact that a fire can be one
or two years old, go through a winter of heavy snow load,
and still reactivate the next summer. My father used to
get into some very serious dog doo with
the local Fire Protection types when I was a kid. We would
clear land for fields, pile the slash and come fall, set
it on fire after any forest fire danger was long past.
The huge windrows would burn up and go out, or seem to.
Sometimes on a cold frosty day months later, you
would see a lonely tendril of smoke floating up through
a hole in the snow. That's okay in winter but
not in summer. The fire would go deep into the duff or
underground roots and on a hot summer day, explode into
flame. Invariably a bird dog would spot it while flying
over and next thing you know, some angry fire warden
would come screaming up over our rutted driveway, dust
just flying, face red as a beet, and I swear there
were sparks flying from his eyes when he glared daggers
at Dad. He and the Old Man would get into it on a regular
basis with the fire warden never believing my father when
he would insist a fire had not just been
set in the middle of August when it was 90 degrees with
no moisture for weeks. Like anyone was that
crazy! I don't know how smart the warden was but he just
didn't get the concept that a fire could
carry over underground for easily a year or two.
However, I would have to grudgingly admit that the
fire warden may have had reason for his long term dislike
of our family. It's possible that some
of us kids had a close kinship with fire and any excuse
was a good one for starting a campfire, setting a wasp
hive in the middle of a grove of trees on fire in high
summer, (That one pretty much broke the camel's back when
it came to my Dad's and the warden's relationship.) or
playing rocket ship. That entails piling up as many green
spruce boughs as you could, a pile sometimes 20 feet long
and as high as you could reach from the tailgate of a
pickup truck. (Once we even used a tall step ladder.)
Then you set it on fire. It takes a long, long time for
the fire to get going and in the meanwhile, you
get this enormous cloud of pure white smoke that looks
just like it does at the Kennedy Space Center when the
shuttle takes off. Of course those days predated
the shuttle but we had gone to the moon
by then! Unfortunately, since we lived on top of a mountain,
our smoke could be seen from nearly every forestry Lookout
Tower in central B.C. It only took one of those nasty
visits by the fire warden for us to learn to play rocket
ship only in the winter when there was a
whole lot of snow on the ground and all
the forestry personnel were hibernating.
folks, it looks like we're in a heat wave. Actually, we
were listening to the newscasters describe what's considered
an official heat wave deserving of an alert in Canada.
Apparently 32C or 90 degrees Fahrenheit for three
consecutive days is considered a heat wave in our country.
Except that I'm not sure those temperatures would be correct
for many parts of Canada, including our region where we
rarely see temperatures above 80 degrees, and even more
rarely three days in a row. This evening we registered
29C in the shade but up in Nimpo they registered 33C in
the shade yesterday and it's probably higher today. As
usual, we're about 5 degrees cooler near the water than
Whether we had the temperatures or not, it would still
be a heat wave for all of us out in this area because
our spring and early summer temperatures have been unusually
low. When you're used to 10C or 50 degree temperatures
and the thermometer is suddenly registering 40 degrees
higher, it's a bit of a shock to the system.
We're all finding it uncomfortably hot under a blazing
sun and no breeze both indoors and out. But the
bugs are too and that's bonus! You can actually
work outside now if you can stand the heat as long as
you stay away from the sprinklers and the shade. This
is the perfect weather to burn off the mozzys and hopefully,
when we do get a cool down, they won't be
No cool down for the next few days, although after climbing
a bit higher tomorrow, temperatures should start to drop
a bit by Sunday. By golly, I think summer might be here!
The only problem with getting hot weather you aren't used
to is that all you want to do is take a siesta. It's hard
to make yourself work outside in the sun but it's impossible
to stay awake inside sitting in front of the computer.
I opted for outside with no bugs and it was awesome!
It looks like lots of people opted for the lake as well
today, although a lot of boats came back in during the
midafternoon heat. People are still catching loads
of fish and still commenting on how big and fat the rainbows
are this year.
High temperature records have been falling throughout
the province this week and will continue to do so. I noticed
one place where the heat beat a record set in 1926. In
many cases, though, the records aren't being beat by just
a degree or so, but more often by six to ten degrees.
Three places in British Columbia were vying for the hot
spot in Canada for today and they had already blasted
age old records.
It's funny, but with the exception of a mini heat wave
early on, we got a long, cool spring that saved the Lower
Mainland from being flooded by rivers loaded with snow
melt. Now we're in the middle of a record breaking heat
wave. Had this come only a few weeks earlier, the landscape
would be looking a lot different. On our last trip to
town we noticed we weren't the only region that was extremely
green. Even in Williams Lake all the growth still had
that bright spring green and the grasses hadn't even begun
to start turning. That will delay the forest fires
by a few days hopefully. Surprisingly, there aren't
that many burning around the province to date. That will
change in the next couple of days of course. The Okanagan
has been heating up for much, much longer than we have
so things will be tinder dry around there. We should be
okay as long as we don't start seeing big thunderheads
building and bringing along lightning strikes. In the
meanwhile, we're doing some heavy watering around here
to keep everything good and wet. Might as well stay ahead
A Different Perspective
discovered a new mountain out our front window today.
That's certainly the one positive aspect of losing
a lot of local trees to the Mountain Pine Beetle.
Your view improves and you discover mountains you never
even knew you had. However, the perspective from our front
window can be quite misleading in trying to figure out
just what mountain you're looking at.
So we took a trip.
Our big boat had to come out of the water anyway because
the levels in Nimpo Lake have dropped enough to do damage
to the motors if a big wind comes up and starts things
bobbing. And until we can build another dock around the
back side of our peninsula in deeper water, (project 4,625
on the duty list) the big boat can't stay in under those
conditions. So before pulling it out, Andy wanted to show
me what mountain I was looking at from out on the water.
Talk about moving mountains!
Once out in our bay headed to the main arm, you could
get a much better view of the mountain as well as the
one we discovered this winter that we're pretty
sure is the Monarch Icefield. This new one must
be pretty high because it's still pretty well covered
in snow at this time of year. That's another thing that
always seems deceiving to me. Mountains that seem taller
have no snow while the shorter mountains behind them are
still covered. Perspective again. Pretty obvious to most
that if you can see the mountains way in the back they
have to be a whole lot higher but it's not as obvious
as you think until this time of year when you can use
the snow cover to estimate the differences in elevation.
What's even odder is that we can boat straight out from
our place and don't have to go very far before all the
mountains seem to have shifted around so that you're now
looking directly at a mountain that is far to the west
from the house. It's not until you look back at our front
windows from a distance and realize that we're not facing
the direction we think we are. It's no surprise
that people get lost easily out in the woods.
In any case, it was a great excuse to just get out on
the lake and cruise around on a nice day. We didn't even
break out the fishing rods. Lots of other people did though.
And it looked like they were getting fish.
Today was another beautiful one with temperatures a little
over 23C or about 75 degrees Fahrenheit. A nice breeze,
lots of sunshine and of course, the bugs. But that's a
I didn't get this posted up on the 'Net last night so
I'll just add to it today. Our weather is heating up.
It's sitting at 26C or about 80F degrees this afternoon
with lots of sunshine and lower humidity. As a
result, the mozzys actually aren't that hard to put up
with outside, even though I was doing some watering today.
A full week of hot weather and it just might get downright
tolerable out there. Everyone will be thankful for that,
visitors and locals alike.
A great little plane took off by our place today. Built
in the 1920's, it has a rotary engine and double wings,
or I think what they called a biplane. But this one was
on floats and painted an old army green. All that wing
surface gave him lots of lift and he was off and doing
acrobatics over the water in no time.
The plane accompanying him wasn't so lucky.
Most likely loaded down and headed for the Yellowknife
fly in, he probably had his fuel tanks right full. As
a result, he was really, really heavy in the water, went
across Nimpo Lake at full throttle, and finally had to
turn down the south end behind the big island. I could
no longer see him but it sounded like full throttle
went to full shutdown because he would have run out of
lake. Had he turned the other way he would have
had five miles and the entire Main and North Arm to get
off the water. I don't know what happened to him after
that but presumably he cruised around the lake for awhile
to burn off fuel before trying to take off again. Lack
of wind and our really warm temperatures probably changed
the dynamics for the pilot and took him by surprise. Since
he was American registered, a high altitude lake may not
be something he's accustomed to and that can affect his
ability to lift off as well.
Pilots on floats and unaccustomed to the area are
often taken by surprise here. They'll take off
with no problem from an area at sea level loaded down
with gear and fuel and of course, have no difficulty landing
on Nimpo Lake. But taking off at a higher elevation with
a plane loaded down with gear and that has just been fueled
up is a whole different ball game. Although I don't know
that much about float planes, I've gotten so I can judge
whether a plane is 'heavy' or not by how much of the back
of his float is under water. If it's a small plane that's
underpowered, generally you know he'll be doing circles
out on the lake for awhile trying to burn off enough fuel
to get off the water.
It's A Good Weekend To Be In The Chilcotin
time of year a lot of things pick up and there's a number
of events in the month of July. I mentioned in yesterday's
article that the Anahim Lake Stampede was on in
Anahim Lake this weekend. The British Columbia
Floatplane Association had their fly in at Nimpo Lake
this weekend as well. Normally the two events don't happen
at the same time, but a lot of the pilots that attend
this even also wanted to go to the fly in at Yellowknife
that happens next weekend. So the BCFA changed their dates.
There was excellent attendance with a stack of planes
showing up both on wheels and on floats as well as a very
interesting looking amphib. It looked plenty big enough
to sleep on.
There was a good meeting yesterday with it being
broken up by the search and rescue helicopter showing
up. I understand I'll be getting close-up pictures
of that from a friend. The banquet went well last night
and as usual the food was excellent, all due to the hard
work and effort put in by the folks residing down on the
North Arm of Nimpo Lake. The silent auction went well
and I understand the band was excellent and played late
into the night. The folks put on a pancake breakfast this
morning and then those with floatplanes headed out on
the poker run. I read the itinerary for that last night
and it looked like it would be a lot of fun.
Unfortunately, since I was doing some food preparation
and Andy was helping out down at that end of the lake
as well as attending the meeting, neither of us got into
Anahim Lake for the Stampede. I saw a lot of big
rigs pulling horse trailers heading back to Williams Lake
last night and today, so I don't think there was
very much going on for events this morning. At least I
hope not, or I should have been down taking pictures.
I do, however, have some pictures courtesy of Miriam
Schilling that I'll be posting. The Anahim Lake Stampede
traditionally draws some pretty good rodeo riders
because the Williams Lake Stampede is the weekend before
so the participants often head out here in the days following.
Both events got pretty lucky with weather this weekend,
although we did have a cloudburst and some rain after
midnight last night. The mosquitoes appreciated the added
moisture. Today is a beautiful day with temperatures holding
at 20C or around 70F, lots of sunshine and a nice breeze.
We decided since it was Sunday, we've been busy the past
week, and we were both feeling lazy, that we were
going fishing. I got a nice one on shortly after
we went out but lost him after he did some serious head
shaking. I got a couple more nibbles but that was it.
Fishing went dead. Part of the reason may have been that
the wind came up and was changing the speed and action
of the boat. Who knows? We actually didn't care. I was
just thoroughly enjoying being out on the water and relaxing
in the sun, watching an eagle ride the thermals overhead
and studying the shoreline. Getting fish would have been
too much like effort.
This is the start of a new week so you'll find last week's
articles at July,
The purpose of this web site is to draw attention to a
remote area of west central British Columbia. It is a
beautiful area that relies heavily on tourism. The search
engines don't know much about the West Chilcotin, Anahim
Lake, Nimpo Lake or any of the other small communities
in the region and I hope to change that! Even as large
as this site will eventually be, there just isn't enough
room or time in the day to fully describe this incredible
country but I am going to try scraping away at the tip
of the iceberg, so join me!
the links, and see what the West Chilcotin is really like!